Metropolis

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June 1998, no. 201

Sandstone Gothic: Confessions of an accidental academic by Andrew Riemer

Allen & Unwin $19.95pb, 225pp

Metropolis

by
June 1998, no. 201

In retrospect it’s not surprising that Andrew Riemer wrote so insightfully about Shakespeare’s comedies. Those green worlds of transformation are expressive of longing and nostalgia, of social order being restored through the acceptance and reconciliation of opposing forces. That the brute, material world is partly dealt with through nostalgia, fantasy and parody is an idée fixe of Riemer’s elegantly written autobiographical books.

David McCooey reviews 'Sandstone Gothic: Confessions of an accidental academic' by Andrew Riemer

Sandstone Gothic: Confessions of an accidental academic

by Andrew Riemer

Allen & Unwin $19.95pb, 225pp

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